Ask What’s Missing? Who is Paying Attention, Please?

Hi and welcome back to Attentionology for K – 5 Teachers! First blog post of the new year here…I thought it’d be fun to help teachers see who is paying attention in class (or elsewhere) as 2015 kicks off. “What’s

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Reading As Listening – Encourage Kids to Use Ears with Eyes Reading

Hi and welcome back to Attentionology for K – 5 Teachers! Something about the death last week of Maya Angelou (details about Maya below) got me thinking about a new way to help children embrace reading… How? Present reading as

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Teachers Are People, Too!

Hi and welcome back to Attentionology for K – 5 Teachers! A fun way to help students learn that teachers are people too – meaning that teachers have lives outside of school – is to invite your own mother to class if

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Become the Classroom of the Traveling Story!

Hi and welcome back to Attentionology for K – 5 Teachers! A couple of weeks ago I spent a little free time between classes rummaging through old educational magazines and journals on the Professional Shelves of the school’s Media Center.

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Barbara Cleary has been serving as a resource to hundreds of educators for more than 25 years. An award-winning writer, producer, teacher, and trainer, Barbara’s focus is on offering easy, fun tools and tricks that support K-5 curricula and assist teachers with classroom management.
Quick tips for common classroom conundrums: K-5
Situation: Young students are getting noisy while you’re trying to teach.

Solution: Hold up "Listen Star," a toy magic wand that you’ve designated to be a cue for quiet. Tell the class, "When you see our friend, 'Listen Star' dance across the classroom sky, that’s your signal to HUSH for a moment."

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